The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) collects and evaluates education data. The Data and Statistics department is primarily responsible for data quality and analyzing data related to education in Utah and supports the Board's strategic plan for excellence for each student by reviewing and auditing the states data collection, and compiles and analyzes a wide variety of information about schools, student progress, graduation rates, school districts, and other useful statistics and reports on the condition of Utah's education.
Utah 2018 Graduation Rates (New)
USBE Superintendents Annual Report
Below is a list of programs that the Data and Statistics department manages.
For data quality, accuracy, consistency, etc.:
Maintenance of school directory and program participation tables used by all agency software applications.
Note: Directory data is prerequisite to all other EDFacts file submissions.
Data analysis tools and training for Local Education Agencies (LEAs); data dissemination via interactive statistical reports for the public; data collection via surveys from the LEAs.
Leadership and staffing of state student data Policy, Governance, and Users advisory groups; guidance and technical assistance to LEAs implementing local data governance; leadership and training of internal Data Stewards Group.
Example: Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC)
Example: United Way
Federal Statistical Agencies
Example: Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative (EIMAC)
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Example: Utah’s Intergenerational Poverty (IGP) Initiative
Department of Workforce Services
Example: Department of Workforce Services
Reporting of Educational Statistics to Federal Government:
Operational definition, calculation and publishing of: